War journalism in the age of baloney

Baloons in Kabul (Mohammad Ismail:Reuters) Mar 21 2016

The Guardian-UK caption to this photo read, “Kabul, Afghanistan: Men hold balloons for sale during celebrations for the Afghan New Year, known as Newroz. Afghanistan uses the Persian calendar which runs from the vernal equinox. The calendar takes as its start date the time when the Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina in 621 AD. The current Persian year is 1395.”

Isn’t that fascinating!? Now what about the war?

This is what passes for war journalism in the barbaric era of capitalism.

(Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)